Arsenal manager Frenchman Arsene Wenger said it was way “beyond rationality” and that anything can happen if a “country owns a club”.
The president of Barcelona Josep Maria Bartomeu has called into question the character of Neymar who chose to leave the club for PSG this summer.
Sports daily L’Equipe saw things differently, though.
While there will be only around 17,000 inside the Stade de Roudourou in Guingamp, the game could potentially be one of the most matched matches in the world this year as people look to see the Brazilian star in action.
The French football club was forced to double the number of its security officers from the Unai Emery training base after Neymar’s transfer, writes Le Parisien.
You’ve got a £50m budget to pick 11 players, with all the biggest new signings ready and raring to go ahead of a mouthwatering new Premier League campaign.
Two years ago assets belonging to the 25 year old, reportedly worth around £43m, were frozen by a Brazilian court in order to cover what he was accused of owing, plus penalties and interest.
In any case, the paperwork issues have left Neymar unfazed.
“We have expectations as players, as a club, and we need to fulfil them”.
Real Madrid made most of the early running for Mbappe but, like a British athlete at the world championships, the Spanish outfit faded as the pressure increased, allowing PSG to steal in and make off with the gold.
After making his world-record transfer, the Brazil global is under enormous pressure to help PSG regain the Ligue 1 title and also make a run at the UEFA Champions League.
“Without Neymar PSG is a great club, but with Neymar it’s a little better”.
Nice, who have the first leg of their Champions League play-off against Napoli on Wednesday, kick off the second weekend at home to promoted Troyes today without their two star players the injured Mario Balotelli and new signing Wesley Sneijder.